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Official Certified Shorthand Reporter (D5 13046-043)

Date Posted
October 30, 2018
Full Time

Job Details

Date Posted

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Position Title

Official Certified Shorthand Reporter


Fifth Judicial District
Polk County Courthouse
500 Mulberry St
Des Moines, IA 50309


$53,580.80 - $83,075.20 annually
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Position Summary

Court Reporter for the Fifth Judicial District, primarily assigned to work for Senior Judges in Des Moines and rural judges throughout 5A counties (Dallas, Guthrie, Jasper, Madison, Marion and Warren) and 5B counities (Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Ringgold, Taylor, Union and Wayne).  May be required to work for any Judicial Officer in the Fifth Judicial District per operational needs and may require travel.


Takes court testimony and proceedings by shorthand reporting methods.  Reads back court testimony and proceedings upon request.  Makes verbatim typed record of testimony and proceedings as required.  Prepares transcripts, performs general office work and provides substantial clerical support for the court.  Marks and records exhibits during court proceedings.  Electronic document filing is required in all District 5 counties, so a high level of computer proficiency is essential.  Performs related work as determined by the supervising judicial officer or the Chief Judge or his designee.  Specific primary assignment(s) as designated by the District Court Administrator.


Graduation from high school (GED); graduation from a school of court reporting with courses including legal and medical terminology, English, typing and law.  Must be certified as a court reporter by the Iowa Board of Shorthand Reporters or become certified within six months of hire.

Contact Information

How to Apply

Cover letter, resume and a completed Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment can be emailed to:

Posting Close Date

Open until filled.



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